Little Button ‘Madannah’ Cream, Nappy Bag Essentials Bottle,
is made of 100% natural products. It contains no artificial preservatives (Parabens), no artificial fragrances, no artificial dyes, or petroleum products, no water and is gluten, dairy and soy free. The specific combination and concentrations of each oil in this cream result in improvements in skin condition after the first application.
The concentration of ingredients used in the cream have been specifically designed for application to infants and babies. The concentration of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) oils used in is not greater than a total of 0.3%. This concentration is considered safe and appropriate for use in the neonatal and infant period.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is an antioxidant which combined with the effects of FCO enrich the antiseptic benefits and long shelf life (self-preserving) properties of this cream. Olive oil has also been used in the treatment of infant dermatitis and its use has been linked to statistically significant improvements in neonatal dermatitis symptoms (Al-Waili N.S 2005, p160). Its beneficial effects in treating infants who have dermatological problems of infancy when combined with beeswax and other natural products include properties which are antibacterial and antifungal.
Beeswax in this product is used as its primary thickening agent and contributes to the cream’s semi-solid smooth composition. Beeswax forms a barrier to the skin where it is applied and has been proven effective in preventing infant nappy rash and has been used to treat dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections and inflammation (Fratini, F. et al 2016, p. 839). The addition of beeswax as a thickening agent enables the product to remain on the area of skin where it is applied for a longer duration. The antibacterial and low allergenic properties of beeswax also enhance the properties of substances containing beeswax.
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Essential oils
The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in essential oils that would reduce their efficacy.
The Doterra CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol includes the following tests:
- Organoleptic testing
- Microbial testing
- Gas chromatography
- Mass spectrometry
- Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
- Chirality testing
- Isotopic analysis
- Heavy metal testing
The concentration of the CPTG oils used in is not greater than a total of 0.3%. This concentration is considered therapeutically safe and appropriate for use in the neonatal and infant period. Furthermore, essential oils have been proven to have antimicrobial properties and hence have been used in cosmetics to reduce the need for adding synthetic preservatives
(dōTERRA International, 2017)
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender Oil
Lavender oil gives this baby bottom cream its fragrance. Lavender oil also has a long-standing history of use as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic agent. Its use for symptom reduction for persons with dermatitis, chapped skin, skin infections and skin irritation are well documented (Rose, J 1992).
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Myrrh Oil
Myrrh oil has a long-standing history of use in treating skin conditions due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory antifungal and immune building properties. Skin conditions which have been proven to benefit from the use of myrrh oil include but are not limited to dermatitis, chapped skin, infections, irritated skin and wound healing (Rose, J 1992).